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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Merry Christmas

Welcome Dear Friends
Merry Christmas

We had a good snowfall this week,
and better than that . . .
it didn't stay long :)

Just the way I like it!

I've been making a few Christmas goodies.

 I've also been working on another quilt.

Here's some of the fabric that I'm using.

Actually; I started this quilt last winter 
and had it about 1/3 done 
when we got Steve's diagnose.

I kind of lost interest in most
everything for a while
and put it on a shelf.

 Now I find comfort in quilting;
especial with the many hours we send inside.

Notice Butchy, 
he thinks the Christmas tree
belongs to him and that the tree skirt 
is his new blanket.
He's always pulling it out and curling
up on it, LOL.

The mantel is decorated with 
Christmas cards, many from my 
sweet blogging sisters. 

And many are beautifully handmade. . .

The weather outside may be frightful
but inside our little home
we are cozy and warm.

Wishing You All A
Very Merry Christmas
Thank you for your prayers and 
your blogging friendship.
Steve & Connie :)



  1. Merry Christmas!

    I love the polka dot skates. ⛸

  2. Hi Connie and Steve- A Very MERRY CHRISTMAS to you both -and hope you guys enjoy this Winter Christmas there- it all looks wonderful with the Snow. It was 98Deg F here today and was meant to be even hotter according to predictions- a cool southerly blew in about 5:00pm this evening and temperatures dropped. We've a hundred Bush Fires in our State of New South Wales at the moment some fires have been burning over a month or more- some large ones close to home out at Picton-Bargo- Thirlmeer area...out that way yesterday 20 Local Homes were lost during the horenderous conditions...poor Families that have lost everything in the fires..we pray for them and true -Australians are very supportive and helpful in a crisis and the Families will be looked after this Christmas....It has just gone 9:30pm and I hear RAIN outside- just faintly...what a God Send! Love and Best Wishes. KEV & CHRIS. (Campbelltown-Bradbury NSW Sydney -AUSTRALIA).

  3. Your home looks very cozy and inviting. I thought maybe Butchy was under the tree because he knew he was a special gift to the two of Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas. Hugs and prayers coming your way.

  4. Merry Christmas Connie and Steve. You certainly are in my prayers. I love that the dog is enjoying his new blanky. LOL. Pets are so funny and comforting. Warm hugs to to both, blessings for a hardy healthy New Year. xoxo,love, Susie

  5. It all looks so lovely. Have a Christmas fiiled with peace and hope.

  6. Merry Christmas to you too sweet lady. XXXXX

  7. Merry Christmas to you and Steve, Connie. Enjoy keeping warm inside your cozy home while winter hovers outside.
    We celebrate Christmas in the summer season down here in New Zealand, sunshine and cooking on the BBQ, and a trip away in our caravan (trailer).
    As always, thinking of you both.

  8. Happy Saturday and a Merry Christmas to you and Steve. Your home looks so cozy and inviting. We used to have a dog that loved the tree skirt too, especially the one I crocheted. It must be cozy. :-) You have received some gorgeous cards from the wonderful ladies in blogland.
    That same snowstorm hit us one day and the next day it was 50F and all gone. I like those kinds of snows.
    We're wishing you both love and peace-filled hearts this year my dear friend. Please remember that we're close by if we can help in any way.

  9. Thinking of you both at this Christmas time. Your pictures are lovely. Merry Christmas!!

  10. Amazing pictures!Merry Merry Christmas!Blessings!

  11. Wishing you and Steve a very Merry Christmas, and a blessed New Year!

  12. Everything looks so NICE at your place. All your little touches makes for a warm and cozy look.
    A very Merry and Blessed Christmas to you and Steve!!

  13. Your house looks cozy and ready for Christmas. The cards are so lovely.
    Christmas blessings to both of you.

  14. Merry Christmas Connie and Steve! Everything looks cozy over there.
    Thanks for the sweet card and message. It blessed me.
    Prayers continue for both of you and for joy in the season.

  15. your goodies look yummy, and I am glad to see you have been able to get back into quilting, good to see you have received my card, wishing you both a lovely Christmas!

  16. Merry Christmas dear Connie and Steve! Your home looks very festive and cozy. Another quilt! Good for me. You dance circles around me making quilts so to speak. Love that Butchy is claiming the tree skirt for himself. Very pretty red and white quilt. Nancy

  17. Your home always looks so beautiful and inviting, Connie. May you and Steve have a most blessed Christmas together.


  18. Such pretty colors and prints in the fabrics you are working with.I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.
    Your home is so pretty and nicely decorated. Cozy looking out on the snow or a stormy day as it is here. Love the chess board at the ready. :) Aren't our homes a blessing! Merry Christmas to you and Steve!
    As always, you remain in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. The opening vignette of your wintry landscape does make me beautiful! Love all those luscious fabrics in your 'new' quilt, Connie. Oh, the colours.....oh, the patterns....just sumptuous! How pretty your home looks dressed in it's festive dress. How beautiful to have your blogging sisters' cards on your mantle, reminding you and Steve of their love and prayers. May you and Steve have a beautiful Christmas, dear Connie♥

  20. Just had to stop by and wish you and Steve a Merry Christmas …
    Thinking of you both.

    All the best Jan

  21. Merry Christmas Connie and Steve!!! Blessing to you in the new year! Your mantle is gorgeous and I just LOVE that chess set!!! Butchy is so cute. :) xx

  22. Merry Christmas, Connie, to you and Steve! Such cheerful and colourful photos. Sending lots of thoughts your way!

  23. Somehow I missed this blog post!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and Steve too! I hope it is filled with hope and faith and love. I know it will be. We had a light snow yesterday (the 25th) and how wonderful that was.. just enough to cover things but the streets melted so easy to drive. That's the perfect snow for me! Yours is gorgeous.. and love your gate with the skates and sign.. and the fabrics in your quilt are so so pretty. I'm glad you're working on it again.. renewed spirits and hope. You are in my prayers every night! You are so inspiring to me! Hugs.. Marilyn

  24. Merry Christmas, sweet friend. Hope you had a wonderful holiday celebrating with your family. Your treats look delicious. I've ate too many cookies today! Good luck finishing up your quilt.